Room 404, an interdisciplinary magazine with an emphasis on design, will release its first print issue this week. Conceived, edited, and designed by current Middlebury students, this magazine features “projects that don’t quite fit in any other publications at Middlebury,” according to Moss Turpan, who co-edits the magazine with Dylan Redford.
“The first issue,” Turpan says, “includes a series of logos for things that don’t need logos, a piece about using art as a tool for processing academic ideas (accompanied by a series of illustrations telling the tale of ancient Greek history), and an essay on the way the aesthetics of dorm rooms affect one’s life.”
Room 404 collaborates with its contributors, who come up with rough ideas for projects and develop them with the magazine’s managing board.
Free copies of the first issue are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A release party is scheduled on campus for Wednesday, January 16, at 8 p.m.